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Quicksilver is an alternative form of currency in No Man's Sky.


Quicksilver QUICKSILVER.png is a tertiary currency in No Man's Sky.

Units are the primary, with Nanite Clusters being secondary.


  • 100 QUICKSILVER.png from a random pulse engine event causes Condensed Stellar Ice to spawn as a Space Encounter. Quicksilver may be rewarded by destroying the ice. Approaching the ice shows its contents, but currency rewards will only display "Condensed Stellar Ice". This can be used to know in advance, prior to completing its destruction, whether it might contain Quicksilver.
  • 150 QUICKSILVER.png from The Space Anomaly mission when spoken to Nada. This is repeated multiple times throughout the story. The mission will auto-switch to The Space Anomaly at any point that this reward is possible.
  • 250 QUICKSILVER.png from Daily quicksilver missions (these are the same as normal nexus missions, but award QUICKSILVER.png). These stack up to 3 missions (3 days of gameplay missed).
  • 1200 QUICKSILVER.png from a Weekend quicksilver mission (once a week).

Time-limited missions[]

The following missions are no longer available, but retained for historical purposes:


Quicksilver can be spent at Quicksilver Synthesis Companion, who resides in the Space Anomaly.

A total of 125720 Quicksilver is needed to unlock all appearances, collectables and titles.


Release history[]

  • NEXT 1.58 - Added as a currency.
  • Beyond - Now it is possible to earn it through certain, not time-limited missions.
  • NextGen - Missions are now limited to one per day, and earnings increased from 250 to 450
  • Prisms - Earnings reduced back to 250